"A Hard Road" as written by and Anthony Iommi Terence Butler....
Old men crying, young men dying
World still turns as father time
Looks on
On and on
Children playing, dreamers praying,
Laughter turns to tears
Love has gone, has it gone?
Oh, it's a hard road
Oh, it's a hard road

Poets yearning, lovers learning
On this path of life we pass along
Is it wrong?
Widows weeping, babies sleeping
Life becomes the singer and the song
Sing along

Oh, it's a hard road
Carry your own load

Why make the hard road?
Why can't we be friends?
No need to hurry
We'll meet in the end

Why make the hard road?
Why can't we be friends?
No need to worry
Let's sing it again

Brother's sharing, mother's caring,
Nighttime falling victim to the dawn
Shadows mourn
Days are falling, time is calling
To the Earth another life is born
Love line drawn

Oh, it's a hard road
Carry your own load

Oh, it's a hard road
We're living in sorrow
We're living the best
And look to the future
'Cause life goes together now


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"A Hard Road" as written by John Osbourne Anthony Iommi

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    General Commentits obvious because it was off of never say die the bands last albumn together that they knew things had changed and probably were going to end soon, and they were talking about black sabbath's career and its been a hard road through there career.
    Organ Kingon September 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAbout their career and how it was a hard road to travel if you wanna rock.
    soonerfan28on May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCan't we all just get along?

    We live through the good and bad things of life.
    Preventing sorrow and suffering on a personal level.
    Then the shadows of your nightmares become small.

    The most important line in this song is
    "Carry your own load"

    This song reminds me of John Lenon's Imagine.

    "There will be an answer, Let it be..."

    Take care of yourself first. Solve your own problems. If your time on earth permits you, help others.
    zepedachemicalon October 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah drawing similarities between the problems of earth and the problems of the band, its a hard road.
    [Service to busy]on November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's "Forget all your sorrow, don't live in the past", instead of "We're living in sorrow, we're living the best".
    miked10002on September 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHi there...

    Really...it is hard road...they knows and give to you their lyric-music-eyes!!!!
    follow and connect reading explanations of 'national acrobat' posts.

    Dont loose your youth!

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    madmarxon August 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy opinion that this song is about life. It`s about ups and downs in life. Life is actually a hard road.
    Milanon February 17, 2014   Link

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